The NWS in Paducah has been conducting damage surveys in Christian County, south of Crofton, KY after the late evening/early am thunderstorms.
Preliminary reports show damage consistent with EF-1 tornado with peak wind speeds of 90 mph.
Estimated Peak Winds: 90 mph
Path Length: 5.5 miles
Path Width: 400 yards
Event Date: March 2nd, 2020
Start Time: 8:00 PM CST
Start Location: 1.3 miles SW of Crofton, KY
End Time: 8:06 PM CST
End Location: 4.85 ESE Crofton, KY
Storm Damage Summary:
AT LEAST 4 FARM STRUCTURES WERE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED ALONG WITH A PORTABLE GARAGE AND A REGULAR CONSTRUCTED GARAGE. SEVERAL HOMES HAD LOSS OF SIDING OR SHINGLES AND A COUPLE DOZEN TREES WERE UPROOTED. ONE HOME HAD SIX WINDOWS SHATTERED OR BLOWN OUT. THE TORNADO WAS OBSERVED BY A PRIVATE METEOROLOGIST/TRAINED SPOTTER ALONG HIGHWAY 41, JUST SOUTH OF CROFTON.